Blind assessment: Fruit-forward, deep-toned. Blueberry jam, dark chocolate, magnolia, lemon verbena, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Sweet structure with pert acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The berry-driven finish is supported by dark chocolate and lemon verbena notes.
The bottom line: Like blueberries? If so, you’ll love this cleanly natural-processed Yirgacheffe cup with dark chocolate undertones.
From Coffee Review:
Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, south-central Ethiopia
OVERALL RATING: 93
Notes: Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional landrace varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. This is a “natural” or dry-processed version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit, encouraging a flavor profile that is less predictable and deeper than the wet-processed floral- and citrus-toned Yirgacheffe profile. Oceana reports that its staff is obsessed with every detail of the process, from sourcing the beans to how the coffee is poured, aimed at ensuring that every cup is as rich and resonant as it should be.
About the Farm:
The Koke washing Station is located in the Gedeb zone of Yirgacheffe . Red cherries are picked and freshly sorted at the farm. An additional handpicking of the cherries are selected at the Koke station before placed on the raised beds. Cherries are dried for approx. 20 days depending on the weather conditions and are covered with trap during the day to slow the drying process. Dried parchment is stored for 30 plus days and then moved to Addis for further processing.